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This article is based on a research project to investigate the Barriers to implementation of an electronic factory with AHP method has been developed.The purpose of this research is identifying and ranking all factors to implementing e-factory in the Islamic Republic of IRAN industries, that has been done by collecting data through library studies and distribution of specialized and limited questionnaire, accompanied by interview with experts of Guilan industries (as case study). Methodology of this research can be divided into three major sections. At the first step factors facing the industry were identified for establishing e-factory based on the questionnaire. Cronbach's alpha coefficient was used for determining indicators validity. At the second step identified factors were prioritized by using questionnaire "B" and constitution of the model of analytic hierarchy process (AHP) by EC (expert choice) software. At the third step regarding prioritizing barriers, appropriate procedures of situation of the country's internal and external environment was presented. The method of statistical analysis of data is based on nonparametric inferential statistic methods by SPSS software .Therefore, identified factors in order of priorities are: management, organizational culture, Human Resource, production strategy, quality management, on-time production and technology. In this paper two key factors, "management" and "Human Resource" was emphasized.
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Author(s): Ahmad Jafarnejad, Mansour Soufi, Mehdi Ajalli